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What’s New in ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online (March 2022)

ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online is the newest member of the ArcGIS Image suite of products for hosting, analyzing, and streaming imagery and raster data. As a software-as-a-service, ArcGIS Image Online has helped organizations share their imagery collections with countless users and eliminate infrastructure management. In our latest release, we’ve added capabilities that streamline the way you: export imagery for offline workflows, share imagery using ArcGIS Online, and intuitively visualize weather phenomena such as ocean currents and winds.

Take imagery offline

Imagery layers can now be exported into tile packages for offline use on mobile devices. Take any imagery or the result of your image analysis and make them accessible in mobile applications that can be easily taken out into the field to verify, identify, and inspect assets and surroundings.

Support for OGC compliant services


When publishing a Tiled imagery layer, the WMTS capability is now automatically enabled if the compression method is set as JPEG and the spatial reference has an EPSG code.

Publish mosaic datasets referencing imagery on cloud storage to ArcGIS Online

Earlier releases of ArcGIS Image Online supported mosaic datasets referencing images on a file share. Now, if you have data on a cloud store, you can create an ACS file to point to your data, create a mosaic dataset, and publish that mosaic dataset as an imagery layer to ArcGIS Online using the create hosted imagery wizard. The images will be copied from the cloud store to ArcGIS Online as part of the publishing process.

Style and Animate Imagery

Enhance symbology of imagery layers using the new Map Viewer & JavaScript API

Multidimensional raster data is often used in the scientific community to display meteorological and oceanographic data such as temperature, humidity, wind speed, and direction. During the Developer Summit, Anne Fitz delivered a jaw-dropping demonstration illustrating the power of visualization combined with animation. During the demo, she used new flow styling tools to visualize data from the North American Land Data Simulation System containing variables such as hourly wind speed and direction data for the past 40 years.

Learn how you can create visualizations like the one presented above. Check out our documentation.

More improvements

In addition to the new capabilities above, several bug fixes and minor improvements have gone into this release.

Ready to take the next step

As an ArcGIS Image Online user, you can start exploring these new capabilities today. The Product Team is interested in your thoughts and ideas as you explore. Influence the direction of future releases. Visit us and leave a comment via the Esri Community.

Still new to the product? Check out our new learn lesson and articles:

Are you still exploring what ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online can do for you? Watch a demo and see what others are saying about the product, such as Skytec, LLC, the City of Johns Creek, and the City of Yakima.

About the authors

I'm the Lead Product Marketing Manager for Esri's Imagery and Spatial Data Science products. I've loved every moment of my eight years with Esri, where I've had the opportunity to learn from and inspire data and imagery enthusiasts on the advantage GIS can bring to their analysis.


I'm a Product Manager on the Imagery and Remote Sensing team. Before joining Esri, I spent six years as a Product Manager in the satellite imagery industry and studied Geography at the University of Oklahoma.


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